Bill No.                4-14                          

Concerning: Street and Roads – County Street Lights             

Revised:    2/26/2014        Draft No.   2  

Introduced:      January 28, 2014            

Enacted:         April 22, 2014                

Executive:       May 1, 2014                   

Effective:        July 31, 2014                 

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   7      , Laws of Mont. Co.    2014    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers Elrich, Andrews, and Navarro


AN ACT to:

(1)               require any contract that the County enters into for the maintenance of street lights to be with a company that [[specializes in]] commits to installing LED lights; and

(2)        generally amend County law regarding streets and roads and environmental sustainability.


By adding

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 49, Streets and Roads

Section 49-19A


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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:


            Sec. 1. Section 49-19A is added as follows:

49-19A. Energy-efficient street lights.

          (a)     Definitions. In this Section, the following words have the meanings indicated:

          Director means the Director of the Department of Transportation.

Light–emitting diode light or LED light means a semiconductor device that produces visible light when an electrical current is passed through it.

          (b)     When any contract to maintain street lights owned by the County in effect on January 21, 2014, expires, any later maintenance contract must be with a company that [[specializes in, and]] commits to install[[,]] LED lights or another energy-efficient technology that the Director finds is equivalent or superior to LED lights.